PLEASE USE THE FIELD BELOW TO SEARCH THE MILITARY SERVICE FILES
The Military Service Files database includes an entry for all individuals identified in the military service files and/or military service ledgers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies duplicate remove, held by The Rooms Provincial Archives as part of GN 19 Newfoundland military service records (Great War) collection.
Included are the over 6700 members of the First Newfoundland Regiment (later "Royal") and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies, including officers, other ranks, Drum and Bugle Corps, attached specialists and special duty assignments.
An individual's complete service file is attached where available. Service files do not exist for all individuals identified in the records. In this instance, a database record was created based on content recorded in the Military Service ledgers.
Using the Military Service Files database
The records are keyword searchable and sortable based on the column headings: Name, Community, Service number, Age at enlistment, Next of kin, Occupation, Active date, Date of death and Religion. POW status and Fatality status are yes/no searchable fields.
- To search for a specific individual, enter their name and/or service number.
- To view the attached service file, click on the individual's name.
- To view details of an individual's commendations, select the pdf file at the right
- To sort the results of a large search, click on the column heading.
- To search for Prisoners of War, use the keyword POW.
- Notes concerning variant names, misfiled documents, additional service, etc. are included as required.
For additional information, including military service ledgers, photographs, personal papers, wills and other documents contact The Rooms Provincial Archives Reference Room firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-757-8088.
Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.
|Name||Community||Service Number||Age of Enlistment||Next of Kin||Occupation||Active Date||Religion||Fatality||PoW||Date of Death||Commendations||Notes|
|COSTELLO, William Patrick||St. John's||1142||28||Mrs. William P. Costello (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|SNOW, Douglas K.||St. John's||1021||20||Catherine Snow (p)||Tailor||1915||Methodist||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916|
|NICOL, Rex Emmanuel||St. John's||1740||15||Charles M. Nichol||Tailor||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Discrepancy in age. Age given on Enlistment: 18; Actual age: 15 Variant spelling of name - Nichol.|
|MAHER, James Joseph||St. John's||951||20||Mrs. William Maher (p)||Tailor||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Saturday, July 1, 1916||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73|
|MEWS, John Courtney||Bell Island, St. John's East District||3385||20||James L. Mews (p)||Surveyor||1917||Methodist||No||No||Also served with the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, # 1862X|
|KNIGHT, Fred W.||355 Southside Road, St. John's||8502||45||Emilie Knight (s)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|SQUIRES, Theodore||St. Phillips, St. John's West District||5083||24||Reuben Squires (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|DUNN, John S.||Grand Falls, Twillingate District||8023||24||Reverend W.D. Dunn (p)||Surveyor||1917||Methodist||No||No|
|TILLEY, Harry||4 Duckworth Street, St. John's||4531||22||Rebecca Tilley (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - On attestation paper, Harry is written at top of form and Henry in three other points, signature and all other documents state Harry.|
|TESSIER, William James||Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's||2504||22||Mrs. Charles Tessier (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|MCDONALD, Michael J.||Little Bay, Twillingate District||5159||24||Richard McDonald (p)||Surveyor||1918||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|SOMERTON, William James||Bell Island, St. John's East District||265||20||Mr. And Mrs. Somerton (p)||Surveyor||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|KITCHEN, John||Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District||4809||24||George Kitchen (p)||Surveyor||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|POWER, Archibald Francis||Bell Island, St. John's East District||0-133 - 2840||21||Philip Power (p)||Surveyor||1916||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|POWER, Nicholas J.||Argentia, Placentia-St. Mary's District||4008||20||John Power (p)||Sulphate worker||1917||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Sunday, September 29, 1918|
|CRAWLEY, Albert W.||Holyrood, Harbour Main District||4009||23||Elizabeth Crawley (p)||Sulphate worker||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|THOMSON, Charles Moncrief||St. John's||1564||19||Mary Thompson (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MORRIS, Cyril Sharman||9 Fenchurch Street, London, England, United Kingdom||3058||17||Percy Morris (p)||Student||1917||No||No||Attested for short service|
|BALLAM, Arthur George||Curling, St. George District||3031||18||Manoah Ballam (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, December 3, 1917|
|ROBERTS, Harry Edwin||Change Islands, Fogo District||2664||19||Solomon Roberts (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|PARROTT, Eric A.||Winterton, Trinity District||2925||18||John Parrott (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MARSHALL, Albert||St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|CLARKE, George Rankin||Brigus, Port de Grave District||271||19||John Clarke (p)||Student||1914||Methodist||Yes||No||Wednesday, November 24, 1915|
|JANES, Howard Leroy||52 Leslie Street, St. John's||2914||20||W.J. Janes (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|REDMOND, Rivlyn Patrick||91 Carters Hill, St. John's||n/a||18||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as drummer (special),|
|CHEESEMAN, Ernest B||Port au Bras, Burin District||1927||20||Lawrence Cheeseman (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|FRASER, Raymond Danson||101 Young Street, St. John's||0-46 - 3127||18||W.F. Fraser (p)||Student||1916||No||No|
|SERRICK, Claude||Cupids, Port de Grave District||4434||18||Alexander Serrick (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No||Signature is Claude; forms completed as Claud.|
|CHEESEMAN, Isaac||Burin, Burin District||3891||18||Laurence Cheesman (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CROSBIE, George Graham||Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace District||1447||19||Walter Crosbie (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Monday, July 3, 1916||Photograph of grave-site included - See also service #1680, Frederick Wheeler|
|KNIGHT, Harold Stephen||34 Circular Road, St. John's||0-60 - 2962||19||Herbert Knight (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|GREENE, Edward||St. Anthony, St. Barbe District||3892||18||Aubrey Greene (o)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Variant spelling of name - Greene.|
|BARR, James Coram||St. John's||0-288 - 3068||19||George M. Barr (p)||Student||1918||Presbyterian||No||No||Barr was a cadet with Royal Flying Corps (1917-1918) before enlisting with the Newfoundland Regiment.|
|SMITH, Hunter M.||Cupids, Port de Grave District||2942||18||William Smith (p)||Student||1916||Methodist||No||No|
|HALFYARD, Wallace.||129 Cabot Street, St. John's||1986||18||John Halfyard (p)||Student||1915||Methodist||No||No|
|MILES, Samuel||Bonavista, Bonavista District||3477||18||Mrs. Leah Miles (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MURPHY, Thomas||85 Longs Hill, St. John's||3492||18||Thomas Murphy (p)||Student||1917||Roman Catholic||No||No|
|GARDNER, Archibald||Harbour Breton, Fortune District||4305||18||A.E. Gardner (p)||Student||1918||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|MERCER, Arthur||60 Barters Hill, St. John's||n/a||14||Student||1918||No||No||Attestation papers not included - No service number, listed as bugler (special)|
|ANDERSON, William Arthur||Hearts Content, Trinity District||0-289 - 3889||18||Dr. Arthur Anderson (p)||Student||1917||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|LEWIS, Gordon||53 Pennywell Road, St. John's||2309||18||Charles Lewis (p)||Student||1916||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Sunday, January 28, 1917||Photograph of grave-site included|
|PATERSON, John||Queens Road, St. John's||0-211 - 3454||17||Dr. L. Paterson (p)||Student||1917||Presbyterian||No||No|
|MICHELIN, Joseph||Hamilton Inlet, Grand River, Labrador||637||19||Joseph Michelin (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Transferred to Newfoundland Forestry Companies 1917 Contains document regarding William J. Freake, Royal Naval Reserve 8906X [actual 2210X]|
|GOSSE, Maxwell||Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District||4431||18||George Gosse (p)||Student||1918||Methodist||No||No|
|CHALKER, Charles George||St. John's||1736||18||James R. Chalker (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|CHURCHILL, William Maxwell||Forest Road, St. John's||0-37 - 4||20||William Churchill (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No|
|WALTERS, Gilbert||Champneys, Trinity District||620||28||John Walters (p)||Student||1914||Church of England (Anglican)||Yes||No||Thursday, October 12, 1916|
|BARTLETT, Rupert Wilfred||Brigus, Port de Grave District||0-17 - 166||23||William Bartlett (p)||Student||1914||Yes||No||Friday, November 30, 1917|
|TOBIN, Patrick Francis||St. John's||1209||20||Bridget J. Shortall (p)||Student||1915||Roman Catholic||Yes||No||Wednesday, December 27, 1916|
|WALTERS, Joseph||Champneys, Trinity District||1855||23||John Walters (p)||Student||1915||Church of England (Anglican)||No||No||Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 123|